Lectures & Speaking Topics

In this lecture, Russo traces the source of humor in general, and of his own humor in particular, to an unlikely source - pain.
In this lecture, Russo discusses his home town of Gloversville as the source of fictional towns in his works (Mohawk, North Bath, Empire Falls, and Thomaston). In doing so, he sheds light on every writer's least favorite question: where does he get his ideas from?
An Evening with Richard Russo
Pulitzer Prize-winner Russo discusses his novels, short stories, and the character development, writing and editing process behind his work.